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Postby DaClyde » Thu Sep 18, 2003 1:53 pm

I've been out of action for awhile now with a broken pigtail (the doctor says it's hopeless!). Anyway, if you get one of those Orinoco to N pigtails from Fab Corb...and it breaks...contact them immediately and they'll replace it. Apparently they had a bad batch of those awhile ago. Mine broke within two days, but I was still able to tape it to my Avaya Silver and it worked fine. However, down the road, it got more and more worn until the pin in the middle just fell out.

So don't do like I did and think "oh, it still works, I'll won't bother with the hassle of getting it replaced"...GET IT REPLACED IMMEDIATELY.

ANYWAY...yeah, there are 1000s of APs in the Huntsville/Madison area. With the exception of the stuff around Tuscaloosa, on the WiGLE map, almost all of that is from my drives around the northern part of the state. One Saturday, I made a trip down 231 to Bham and then back up 31 thru Decatur and back home across 565 and scored most of the stuff of those roads. I'd also made trips to Florida; Brownsville, Chattanooga & Nashville, TN; and and to the Grand Canyon and back, which accounts for a lot the other little trails of APs between those areas.

I'm hoping to get back thru the Florence/Shoals/Sheffield area once I get a new pigtail as I recently got into a genealogy kick and found that some great, great, greats are buried in Florence.

I built a pringles can, but I prefer the 5dbi magmount. The pringles is just too conspicuous for normal driving around.
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Postby radarlove8 » Thu Sep 18, 2003 2:36 pm

I need an antenna for the pigtail I have. It is one of the N types also I think. The link above had a cheap $16 antenna (5db) that I want but I wasnt sure about the connector you get with it. Will the other connectors for the orinco work on the Lucent Technologies WavLan Silver? I think it is the original card before the product line was sold a few times.

I have found several in the Guntersville and Albertville area that have not been mapped on anything I can find. I need to get them submitted.
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Postby radarlove8 » Sat Sep 20, 2003 3:22 pm

Well I got my antenna on the way and it should be here very soon!

I have logged 50 just driving around with my card and GPS. I think I got the fever. My wife went with me and even had a good time watching the computer last night :D
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Postby markbdfrd » Sat May 29, 2004 2:48 pm

If your down south and stumble drop me a line
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Postby G8tK33per » Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:39 am

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Postby StevieMac » Fri Oct 08, 2004 5:52 pm

Anybody still in this area????
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Postby rhyme » Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:16 pm

Rhyme here, I'm fixin' to get into stumbling. I'm in munford alabama, between Anniston and Talladega... I have an old Fujitsu Stylistic 1200, running Win 95... and soon to have my very own WiFi card..

I dont know how the setup will work out but I guess I'll just have to see....

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Postby markbdfrd » Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:17 pm

Im down in Mobile. I started stumbling with a Linksys 54g card and Dell 8500. Before I deleted my list I had over 500 detected APs in a very short amount of time.


Edit: The rest of the post and the resulting discussion are now in this thread:
http://www.netstumbler.org/showthread.php?t=15048
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Postby souldestroyer » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:16 pm

Hello.

I've been wardriving for a while. Only since last winter did i get a GPS. Right now, I use a D-link card (can't remember the version and can't find it on the d-link website) and a cheap GPS found on eBay for like $40. I don't know if the software (Microsoft MapPoint 2004) is off or if the GPS is just that lame but when I drive around in the cities, it doesn't always throw the dots on streets where it should be. :confused: But I'm sure that's what I get for buying a cheap USB GPS :p I use to stumble most everywhere I go but I haven't been doing it much lately. I was working on trying to map all of Decatur but it gets boring just driving around by yourself wasting gas. I should recruit some riders or something.

With the job I have now, I'm looking to upgrade my setup. I'd like to get a card with an external antenna and a decent omni-directional antenna to go with it. Anyone have any suggestions? I tried looking around that fab-corp website but honestly, I don't know what I should be looking for. I don't know if there's a specific card I should get or if any card with an ext. antenna jack would work and what would be a sweet antenna to get. Should I just buy one of those setups on eBay for like $60 where you get an antenna and a card? Kinda confused at the moment but I'm going through the same thing trying to find a TV Tuner for my comp to watch TV with. :o

I'm kinda surprised by the amount of people who wardrive in Alabama. Keep on scanning people. :cool: Any advice concerning new equipment is appreciated.

*EDIT* Update May 5 - I ended up buying a Orinoco Classic Gold, a 5.5db omni from Fab-Corp and a 12db yagi. I'm picking stuff up I couldn't before :D Should have done this a LONG time ago :o
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Postby Lex5150 » Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:17 am

I haven't posted on here in a while.......if any. I visit so many sites I forget which ones I'm even a member of.

I haven't gone wardriving in about 16 months but when I did, I used the Orinoco Gold card with a .250 amp and an 8 dbi Omni mounted in the very back of my Jeep Cherokee. I got tremendous results any place I went. Having the amp in the equation really helped a lot though I wouldn't recommend using one everyday. ( I developed a ringing in my ears after over 6 months of being around those things.)

Since I travel around the 48 states installing wireless internet, I used to wardrive quite often. Since those days however, I have formed my own company and do not have the time to do it anymore. Anyway, the city that had the most spots that I found was Fort Collins, Colorado. In less than three hours of driving around, I found over 170 locations with only about 15% using WEP. Incredible!
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Postby scdako » Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:22 am

Lex5150 wrote: Anyway, the city that had the most spots that I found was Fort Collins, Colorado. In less than three hours of driving around, I found over 170 locations with only about 15% using WEP. Incredible!


Thats not that great. Gotten that many in less than a hour before. The WEP percentage is incredibally low though
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Postby Dutch » Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:35 am

Lex5150 wrote:I haven't posted on here in a while.......if any. I visit so many sites I forget which ones I'm even a member of.

I haven't gone wardriving in about 16 months but when I did, I used the Orinoco Gold card with a .250 amp and an 8 dbi Omni mounted in the very back of my Jeep Cherokee. I got tremendous results any place I went. Having the amp in the equation really helped a lot though I wouldn't recommend using one everyday. ( I developed a ringing in my ears after over 6 months of being around those things.)

Since I travel around the 48 states installing wireless internet, I used to wardrive quite often. Since those days however, I have formed my own company and do not have the time to do it anymore. Anyway, the city that had the most spots that I found was Fort Collins, Colorado. In less than three hours of driving around, I found over 170 locations with only about 15% using WEP. Incredible!

Yes, incredible you found so few... If I go stumbling in Copenhagen, I find at least 800+ during one (1) hour. Even up here in the north, minor villages and towns (200 - 5000 citizens) yields at least 50+ AP's.

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Postby Thorn » Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:40 am

My personal record was 917 in a 20 minute bus ride in NYC (SI to Manhattan) and that was including a tunnel under the East River. No APs in the tunnel, and the GPS didn't work well in there. ;)
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Postby Dutch » Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:47 am

Thorn wrote:My personal record was 917 in a 20 minute bus ride in NYC (SI to Manhattan) and that was including a tunnel under the East River. No APs in the tunnel, [B]and the GPS didn't work well in there. ]

SiRF-TracII, gyroscope, inertiameter, and a connection to the odometer should take care of that in the future.. We wouldn't want YOU to get lost you know... ;)

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Postby theprez98 » Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:01 am

I figure that ~3,000 APs in 3,000 miles across the country wasn't too bad considering the large majority of the trip was across the northwest Rockies and northern Great Plains/Midwest with not much of anything within sight of the Interstate.
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